The first weekend of June 2019, Madeira was again the decor of the yearly Ultra Skyrunning Madeira: a running event consisting of four brutal races in the mountains of Madeira. Like last year, again I woke up much too early (4am) to great and photograph the first runners up on Madeira's highest peaks at dawn of day. Together with a handful of volunteers, hurrying to fix the last flags signposting the trail, and a few other photographers I am waiting for the sun to set ánd the first...

This is a short walk to the Garganta Funda waterfall at Ponta do Pargo. There are a lot of great lookouts on the west side of the island, and this is one of the best. See for yourself and enjoy the waterfall, rugged cliffs and ocean view at the end of this stroll.   MIRADOURO GARGANTA FUNDA The way to Miradouro Garganta Funda is easy to find, there are several signposts in Ponta do Pargo showing you the way. Just follow the 'Miradouro Garganta Funda' signposts and you simply can't miss...

The Atlantic Ocean around Madeira is the natural habitat of around twenty different species of dolphins and whales. Some of these species reside here all year round, and some are just passing through. This makes Madeira a great place to visit these cetaceans. We have made a trip like this several times, and it keeps on impressing me. It is a wonderful experience to be able to see these fantastic creatures in their natural living environments. If you want to see dolphins and whales, Funchal is were you...